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Soldano Avenger Low Input
Post by admakeitworthit on May 16th, 2017, 10:01pm

Hi Soldano lovers!

I am the very proud owner of a Soldano Avenger 50W but alas I am still having some trouble with the Low Input on this amp.

I have Sovtek 5881/6L6GCs installed and it is biased at 28ma. The High Input is phenomenal and I can get the exact sound I am after from it. I am running the amplifier into a Soldano 2x12 Cabinet with 2 Celestion Classic Lead 80 speakers.


HIGH INPUT

PREAMP 5
BASS 6
MIDDLE 4
TREBLE 5
MASTER VOLUME 5
PRESENCE 5
DEPTH 4

For the life of me I am having a hard time understanding/using the Low Input of this amplifier. Does anyone here have any experience and/or suggestions how to get the most out of this input? I can get a somewhat useable tone by dropping the Bass to 5 and boosting the Treble to 6 and taking out the Depth completely but I would be curious to hear any advice from other Avenger owners or any that have used this amplifier before.

Also a bit of a tech question - can the Avenger be modded to bypass the V2 tube instead of the V1 to achieve a similar tone to the Hot Rod 50+ Normal Channel? I used to own a Hot Rod 50+ and found the Normal Channel absolutely phenomenal and a lot more useable than the Low Input on the Avenger.

Thanks so much in advance for any advice or comments.

Kindest regards,
Adriano


Re: Soldano Avenger Low Input
Post by JLB on Jul 12th, 2017, 12:14am

Not the same.

V1 is bypassed in Low input to achieve more clean headroom from a higher master volume setting. You can't AB between high and low either, Mike tried it and didn't like it.

LB
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